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LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over one hundred airport workers and supporters held a march and rally at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at noon on Wednesday, April 29.
-- World Vision Preparing for Possible Global Spread, Educating Staff Worldwide -- Health threat underscores need for community health strengthening in poor countries WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A potential spread of swine flu to developing countries without adequate means to track the outbreak or to treat those infected could prove disastrous for communities in Central America and elsewhere, humanitarian agency World Vision warned today.
There have been no U.S swine flu fatalities so far, but since January more than 13,000 people have died of complications from seasonal flu, officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report said no fewer than 800 flu-related deaths were reported in any week between Jan.
TROY, Ohio, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to outbreaks of swine flu across North America, One Call Now, America's leading emergency notification service, has issued professionally-written influenza notification scripts for use by its 35,000 clients to inform and protect the millions of families currently receiving One Call Now Notification Messages.
CLEVELAND, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizers of a massive community-wide event offering free health, vision, and dental care to the underinsured and un-insured originally planned for this weekend has been cancelled.
Worldwide, the number of confirmed cases of swine flu was 73 as of Monday, the World Health Organization, based in Geneva, said. A WHO representative offer the breakdown by country as 40 in the United States, 26 in Mexico, six in Canada and one in Spain, CNN reported. In Mexico, officials Monday said the infection is suspected of causing as many as 149 deaths from nearly 2,000 cases, The Washington Post said. In the United States, officials Monday confirmed 20 new cases, all at a New York...
The World Health Organization issued guidance Monday to globally track the swine flu infections apparently spreading from Mexico.
Canadian officials reported six cases of H1N1 swine flu with Mexican origins at both sides of the country. Dr.
In response to what many medical experts believe could be the emergence of a global pandemic, health officials in the US have declared a public health emergency effective Sunday, as 20 cases of swine flu were confirmed on American soil.
Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...
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